Mbaka begins retreat in US monastery

Father Ejike Mbaka

Enugu-based Catholic priest Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has arrived at a monastery in Los Angeles, US for a retreat.

Mbaka made videos and took pictures of himself at St Andrew’s Abbey Monastery and posted on Tuesday on Facebook.

In the video, the priest who is also the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy in Enugu, is seen standing by the sign post of the monastery.

“Officially I have entered in to St Andrew’s Abbey Monastery in Los Angeles, Valyermom,” he said.

In October, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese Most Rev. Callistus Onaga directed Mbaka to immediately proceed to a monastery.

Rev. Fr. Anthony Amadi was announced as his replacement.

The ministry was closed down earlier in the year and on June 3, 2022 the Catholic Diocese of Enugu banned Mbaka from commenting on political issues after activities in the ministry were suspended.

Upon reopening, the church turned the ministry into chaplaincy to monitor the excesses in the ministry.

However, Mbaka violated all the conditions and rules set out for the chaplaincy and went into verbal attack on the person of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, calling him names from the pulpit.